Author(s): PAWE? MILART, TOMASZ PASZKOWSKI, EWA WO?NIAKOWSKA, TOMASZ PALACZ,S?AWOMIR WO?NIAK, WOJCIECH WRONA, PIOTR SZKODZIAK, PIOTR CZUCZWAR,MACIEJ PASZKOWSKI, MAGDALENA K?UDKA-STERNIK, KAMILA TRZECIAK
Non-obstetrical diseases which would require a surgical intervention during pregnancy occur rather rarely; moreover, the normal symptoms of these diseases are masked by the progressing pregnancy. The combination of these factors render each case difficult to diagnose. This article offers a review of the recent case reports concerning the acute abdomen syndrome during pregnancy. It demonstrates that besides the patients history, medical examination and laboratory results, various forms of imaging could be a valuable tool in the process of diagnosis. Ultrasonography, which seems to be fully safe for the developing fetus, may be complemented with radiation methods. It seems that the advantages of using them significantly outweigh the risk for the fetus.